We returned a few weeks ago from the WESA show in Denver, Colorado where our new 2012 line was a huge success! Not only will our line of handwoven jackets and throws be available soon at number of new stores in the United States, but we also took orders from stores in France and Japan. We see this as testament to an improving economy and the increasing demand for unique items that are handmade in the USA.
Some of our best selling styles were the Western Coat in the color Saddle Mountain and the Coach Jacket in the color Sugar King. The coat is our traditional western coat cut with a new larger, cozier collar. The colors are warm leather tones with dashes of soft greens and cayennes. The Coach Jacket and the Long Coach Jacket are clean, contemporary, fitted styles with high collars. Sugar King is a warm palomino color with denim and desert toned accents.
As always, it was great seeing return customers in Denver. Some stores continuing to carry our work include The Colorado Home Collection in Estes Park, Colorado, Rawhide in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Leddy’s Ranch in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Across the US, we’re excited to announce the following new retailers: Burns Cowboy Shop in Park City, Utah and Carmel, California, Ranch House Dry Goods and Buckaroo Blankets in Llano,Texas, Mr. Boot’s in San Angelo, Texas, Aiken Dry Goods in Aiken, South Carolina. Internationally you’ll soon be able to find our handwoven, southwestern clothing at the Boutique Le Gardian in Les-Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France, and American West Trading Company in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. And lastly, we would be remiss to not mention our new store here at home in Santa Fe, Cowboys and Indians, right on the downtown Plaza.
Finally, we’d like to thank some of our long-time stores where you can find our work, including items from our 2012 line like the new Western Coat and Coach Jackets; as always, Pandora’s in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sue Bickerdyke Interiors in Carefree, Arizona, Charlotte Nail Antiques in Houston, Texas, The Hideout in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, The Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor, Maine, Hacienda de los Santos, in Alamos, Mexico, Manhattan Market in Snyder, Texas, Dana Stringer Interiors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona, and The Spirit of the Red Horse in Denver, Colorado, Houston, Texas, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. To find more locations to buy Gretel Underwood handweaving, click here.